Garvies Point to host Native American feast

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Garvies Point to host Native American feast

Garvies Point Museum and Preserve recently announced it will be holding the Annual Thanksgiving Native American Feast on Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

This celebration of Native American culture has been held the weekend before Thanksgiving for more than 30 years, according to a press release from the Nassau County executive office.

Hands-on activities during the weekend will be on-going, which will include pottery-making using ancient methods, primitive fire-building and on-site open fire cooking with samples — including our famous popcorn soup. 

Other activities will include authentic Native American food displays with sampling; artifacts and tool technology including drilling in stone; face painting with natural pigments and spear throwing using an atlatl. 

Films about Native American culture will be shown throughout. Activities are appropriate for all ages, and are held both indoors and outdoors. 

Participants can also take this opportunity to view the museum’s exhibition hall, which explores Long Island Native American culture and archeology, as well as New York State and Long Island geology. 

Fee is $5.00 for everyone above age five. Children under five years of age are free with parent.

Garvies Point Museum and adjoining 62-acre preserve are located at 50 Barry Drive in Glen Cove. 

Regular admission to the museum is $3.00 for adults, $2.00 children five to 12 years. 

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

For more information about Garvies Point Museum, call (516) 571-8011 or visit www.garviespointmuseum.com.

 For more information about Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museum, call (516) 572-0200 or visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.

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